Hello, sweet Planetarians. I’m still here, falling down Blogland’s rabbit holes every day and keeping up with your latest news. It’s proving a welcome distraction from the gruelling time we’re going through with my darling Dad in hospital. Tomorrow is Day 42 for him there. Visiting every day, I enter the building thinking, ‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends’. Tonight’s visit was most distressing and short. I’m steeling myself for what lies ahead.
But life goes on.
I’m happy you enjoyed my last post with its smattering of the recent diverse happenings on Planet Baby. Here’s the promised sequel.
My nest feathering of the new Planet Baby HQ is continuing apace. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of some of these divine hydrangea cushions I found here on Etsy by the talented people at bluewarehouse75. Mr PB and I are looking forward to planting some of the real things in the garden soon.
My clever friend Janette of My Sweet Prints fame has also been my partner-in-crime, creating this adorable print.
*Sigh*. I can’t wait to frame (boo to IKEA for not being in Tasmania as I miss my Ribba frames! I’ll have to stock up big time when I finally make it back to Sydney for a visit ☺.) and hang it.
So many of you were amused about my little clock and its ticking-bomb impersonation. Well, I think I can top that tale with something even crazier.
Now remember when I first made my little Liberty loveliness months ago? Well, my lovely friend Rhi recommended a delightful English lady, Anne, who sells Liberty swatches on eBay UK here. I delightedly bid for, and won, two auctions for some gorgeous Liberty Tana lawn. All perfect for some more crafting! However, after a few weeks of patient waiting, they hadn’t arrived. I was puzzled as Anne had emailed me weeks before that she’d posted them.
I emailed her to chase them up. She was mortified they hadn’t arrived and immediately sent me replacement fabric. Free of charge. Together with a huge note of apology. What class. I was so thrilled to receive them – what prettiness! Anne mentioned that a sack of mail from her post office had gone astray and maybe that’s what had happened to the first parcel.
A week later, I received a parcel encased in this amusing plastic bag.
Inside was – you guessed it – Anne’s original parcel containing this delightful assortment of goodies!
I was just astounded. My little parcel had travelled to Tasmania, Australia via Tanzania! You wouldn’t read about it.
Even although Anne had clearly addressed it to ‘Tasmania’.
The pixies were fascinated, especially when I pulled out our trusty atlas and showed them the parcel’s route!
So thank you, Anne, you gorgeous woman. I now have twice the amount of Liberty loveliness I had expected and a funny tale to share with you all as well. Bless you, Royal Mail!
Everything in between
Now that the weeks of pesky rain are behind us for the moment, India and Sam have been enjoying spending time in the backyard with me. Here are some shots taken yesterday – first, my grinning little boy.
And then Miss India who discovered a cat the old owners had kindly left behind for us.
Look at those jaunty jonquils, abloom in winter. Not to mention the tiara! Oh, and for the eagle-eyed, both of them are wearing clothes made by the talented Hobart woman, Miriam of Nara Design. I *adore* her little heart motif.
I have so much more to share with you, my friends, but I must away to bed. Doctors’ orders! I hope to pop back soon, depending on what the coming days bring. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. Good night!